Through community education the program will support 625 indigenous families in 25 communities in the rural highlands to improve agricultural production, health, and strengthen community groups.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Community members have few economic resources, and due to their remoteness have little access to education and health services. Most indigenous families survive on small, eroding plots of land with poor soil, which yield very little. To satisfy basic needs, men and older children migrate seasonally to the cities for work, leaving women to assume additional responsibilities in the family and community.
How will this project solve this problem?
World Neighbors provides training and support to a network of DEIBCH community educators, who promote sustainable agriculture to increase food production, as well as practices to improve community and reproductive health.
Potential Long Term Impact
The program will provide practical training to community educators in health, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and community capacity building. Local community organizations learn to manage and sustain the development process.
Total Funding Received to Date: $655
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $655 as of May 12, 2004. The original project funding goal was $10,000.